Assassin is one of the seven normal Servant classes summoned for the Holy Grail War. Servants of this class are skilled at operating covertly, stealthy, and silently. This class is one of the weaker classes at fighting, as its members possess low attributes due to not having glorious legends as heroes, so it instead specializes in killing Masters rather than Servants. It is an oddity compared to the more formal knight classes who believe in fair duels and chivalry in combat; they will attack using the most unfair and favorable conditions; and with these conditions, it is possible for an Assassin to match and defeat other Servants. Deprived of a Master, Servants of the Assassin class generally possess the ability to remain with the world for about forty hours, which is roughly equivalent to a proficiency of B- in Independent Action.
The Assassins’ special class ability is “Presence Concealment”; which allows them to remain undetected when spying or preparing to ambush their targets. The use of this ability during battle is the lifeline of an Assassin.
Examples: Hassan-i-Sabbah, Jack the Ripper, Semiramis, Li Shuwen.
Anima Classes and Parameters:
Available Classes: Shadow, Thief, Assassin, Tao.
Parameters: Strength D, Endurance D, Agility B, Mana E, and Luck B.
Assassin Class Skills:
Presence Concealment: The capacity to hide one’s presence as a Servant.
Independent Action: The ability to remain independent even while rejecting the prana supply from one’s Master. At higher ranks, it is also possible to remain for extended periods of time in this world without an established contract. It is both useful and troublesome, depending on the disposition of the Servant and the rank of Independent Action. Acting in autonomy from the Master’s prana supply, the Master can concentrate their own prana on large spells, or the Servant will be fine even in the case they can not supply prana due to injury. The downside is that the servant can be harder to control and keep by one’s side, making the only true way to command them utilizing Command Spells.